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New Zealand's top chefs to visit Japan for Ōra King Awards

Photo: Pieta Fleming Entries are now open for the fifth Ōra King Awards Some of our country's finest chefs and leading food personalities will travel to Japan this spring to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the annual Ōra King Awards. The announcement was made yesterday (7 June) at an exclusive industry event held at Cocoro restaurant in Auckland. The Japanese themed launch event was catered for by the young, talented chefs who took part in this year’s ... more

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2017 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards - green tea and chai latte reign supreme

Waffle with bacon and bourbon ripple; blue cheese, pear, walnut and honeycomb; and rockmelon and prosciutto - are just a few of the innovative entries in the 21st Annual New Zealand Ice Cream Awards. But in the end, it was the exquisitely crafted green tea and chai latte ice creams that took home the Supreme Awards - for flavour, body, texture and appearance - on 26 May at the glamorous Awards Dinner held in Auckland last Friday by the New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers' Association. ... more

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Zespri recognised for China trade

Increasingly savvy Chinese consumers and significant market investment have helped Zespri win both the supreme China business award and exporter of the year at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards in Auckland last night. Photo: Zespri chairman Peter McBride (third from right) and director Teresa Ciprian (far right) with Trade Minister McClay (fourth from right) and Zespri executives at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards in Auckland ... more

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Kiwi barista ready to take on the rest of the world after winning National Championship

The Coffee Club’s hunt for the best barista in New Zealand has come to an end with Ana Beatriz Vasquez Ramirez taking first place. Six finalists took on the challenge of making eight coffees in under 10 minutes at The Coffee Club’s packed Lunn Ave cafe on Tuesday 23 May. Ana, from The Coffee Club Remarkables Park, was waiting on a renewed work visa, which only came through just in time so she could take part in the competition. In the end, Ana was judged the best in the ... more

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Hawke’s Bay to host 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s second largest wine region, will play host to the 31st Air New Zealand Wine Awards this November. The annual awards dinner will be held on Saturday 25 November at the Pettigrew Green Arena in Taradale, and will be attended by New Zealand’s top winemakers and industry figures to celebrate the country’s best wines. The Hawke’s Bay region has been producing award-winning wine since 1851. The region is best known for its ... more

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New Zealand's Outstanding Food Producers named

Photo: Sean and Jodi Brosnahan of Absolute NZ Meats Farming, horticulture and aquaculture recognised alongside crafted products Absolute NZ Meat is the Supreme Winner of the inaugural Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2017. Their winning product Absolute Angus Porterhouse was named alongside seven category winners representing horticulture, aquaculture, cheesemaking, butchery and creators of premium crafted products. The winners were announced in Auckland last night (Thursday ... more

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Scratch for Cash, Coffee and Muffins

$10,000 and thousands of free coffees and muffins are waiting for you If you’re dropping into Muffin Break for a deliciously fresh barista made coffee, making sure you’ve paired it with one of their vast choices of freshly baked muffins (we’re partial to a delicious Duffin ...) your cheeky muffin break stop could prove lucrative with a chance to win $10,000, or one of thousands of free coffees and muffins. ‘Scratch for Cash!’ launches at Muffin Break ... more

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2017 Ice cream Awards - entries open

THE TWENTY FIRST NEW ZEALAND ICE CREAM AWARDS are to be judged in AUCKLAND from MONDAY, 1 MAY 2017. The Ice Cream Awards which were instituted in 1997 are being held again this year. The specific objective of the Awards is the raising of standards and promoting the quality of New Zealand Ice Cream. The results will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner in Auckland on Friday, 26 May 2017 which is also the 90 years celebration of the Association. ... more

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Meyer Gouda Cheese - The Best of the Best at NZ Champions of Cheese Awards

A second generation cheese making family with Dutch origins, Meyer Gouda Cheese has impressed local and international judges to secure the country’s top prize for cheesemaking. Highly commended for their traditional Dutch style cheeses, this year it is the Meyer’s innovation with new cheeses that has set them apart from the hundreds of entries submitted for judging. Picking up a slew of medals and four category Champion Awards, Meyer Gouda Cheese also collected the coveted ... more

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Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards finalists announced

The Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards has assessed 57 producers as Finalists in its inaugural awards. A panel of 10 expert food judges tasted more than 150 products from 82 growers, farmers and crafted producers in early March 2017 at the Fresh Factory in Auckland. Finalists span the range of kiwi produce from primary products such as tomatoes from T & G Global, Curious Croppers and Farm Eighty4, seafood from Cloudy Bay Clams and Keewai, dairy such as buffalo milk products from ... more

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